Shubie Beach

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Shubie Beach is a homely place with much to see and more to do. Shubie Beach can be found in Shubie Park next to Lake Charles. Upon entering Shubie Park, a campground will become visible, next to the campground is the beach.

Shubie Beach has a distinct welcoming atmosphere. There is an inviting beach next to a wide open lake. From July 1 to August 31, there are lifeguards supervising the lake from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on fair weather days only. Kayaks are available for rental use at an affordable price; they are ideal for exploring the vast lake.

Aside from the beach/lake, there are 11 kilometers of trails found within Shubie Park – ideal for running, walking, or biking. There is also a dog park in which dogs are free to move without a leash. For baseball players, there is a field available for use. At the campground, there are washrooms and showers to freshen up after a long day. (For those who are interested, Shubie Campground is the closest campground next to downtown Halifax).

Fun Fact: Shubie Park got its name because the Shubenacadie Canal runs through it. During 1861 to 1871, the canal was used to transport goods from Halifax to the northern counties of Nova Scotia.

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COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2021. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 5th, 2021 at 1:23 PM.
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Current Weather
6°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Shubie Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st.

Source Information

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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Shubie Beach

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 5th, 2021. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 5th, 2021 at 1:23 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
6°C
Cloudy

Shubie Beach is a homely place with much to see and more to do. Shubie Beach can be found in Shubie Park next to Lake Charles. Upon entering Shubie Park, a campground will become visible, next to the campground is the beach.

Shubie Beach has a distinct welcoming atmosphere. There is an inviting beach next to a wide open lake. From July 1 to August 31, there are lifeguards supervising the lake from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on fair weather days only. Kayaks are available for rental use at an affordable price; they are ideal for exploring the vast lake.

Aside from the beach/lake, there are 11 kilometers of trails found within Shubie Park – ideal for running, walking, or biking. There is also a dog park in which dogs are free to move without a leash. For baseball players, there is a field available for use. At the campground, there are washrooms and showers to freshen up after a long day. (For those who are interested, Shubie Campground is the closest campground next to downtown Halifax).

Fun Fact: Shubie Park got its name because the Shubenacadie Canal runs through it. During 1861 to 1871, the canal was used to transport goods from Halifax to the northern counties of Nova Scotia.

*** Want to get in touch? The Report Pollution tool is a way for you to let us know how the water is doing. You can also send us a photo! We cannot wait to hear from you! ***

Monitoring Frequency

Shubie Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st.

Source Information

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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